Retail Sales

Importance: High.
Volatility: High.
Source: The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce
Release Time: 8:30 ET around the 13th of the month.
Coverage: Prior Month.

Retail Sales can be a major market mover, and can be subject to significant revisions. This report measures the strength or weakness of consumer spending, using the total receipts of retail stores.

Market Reaction:

Event Fixed Income Equities Dollar
Retail Sales Up Bond Market Down Stock Market Up Light Impact
Retail Sales Down Bond Market Up Stock Market Down Light Impact